The picture that takes the wraps off the most hush-hush secret of the war, revealing the role of radar. Features a picture epic of an actual flight over Japan. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Topics: RADAR, World War II
This silent German newsreel shows the training activities of the Gebirgsjäger (German pronunciation: [ɡəˈbɪʁksˌjɛːɡɐ]) light infantry. These troops are part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. (N.B.: The word Jäger meaning "hunter" or "huntsman" is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking military context.) Troops are shown fording a river, moving artillery over rough terrain,... Topics: World War II, Mountains, Operation Silver Fox
Produced during WWII or immediately before, this short silent film shows some of the training activities of the Fallschirmjäger, the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations and came to be known as the "green devils" by the Allied forces they fought against. Throughout World War II the Fallschirmjäger commander was Kurt Student. During World War II, the... Topics: World War II, paratrooper, Fallschirmager, Germany, Wehrmacht
Silent Naval footage of aerial raids and ground combat in the Pacific during World War II. < This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact email@example.com for more information favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: world war ii, US Navy, Pacific
This historic, silent German educational film shows physical training of members of the Arbeitsdienft or "Labor Service". The Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD) was a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labor service, divided into separate sections for men and women.... Topics: World War II, Labor Servcice, Labor Service
This rare silent film shows a trip down the Rhine River in Germany made in the 1930s by freighters and passenger ships, including a sidewheel vessel. Some terrific scenery is shown in the course of the film including castles, mountains and cities. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more... Topics: Rhine, Events Preceding World War II Europe
"Hosted with personal commentary by John S.D. Eisenhower, Brigadier General, A.U.S., Ret."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, world war II, operation overlord Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
Created for classroom use, this historic German educational film shows the famed Berlin Zoological Garden as it appeared in the 1930s. The Berlin Zoological Garden (German: Zoologischer Garten Berlin) is the oldest and best known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it covers 35 hectares (86.5 acres) and is located in Berlin's Tiergarten. With about 1,500 different species and almost 20,500 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world. The zoo and its aquarium... Topics: World War II, Zoo, Red Army, Garden
U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol. Topic: World War II (WWII) propaganda film.
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37. favoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
"A powerful award winning documentary on the contributions of African Americans in World War II"-- description from box. Topics: vhs, african american history, world war II Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This historic German educational film shows flights of sailplanes or gliders. After World War I many gliders were built for sporting purposes in Germany, because of post-WWI regulations forbidding the construction and flight of motorized planes. As a result the country's aircraft enthusiasts often turned to gliders and were actively encouraged by the German government, particularly at flying sites suited to gliding flight like the Wasserkuppe. A glider or sailplane is a type of glider... Topics: Glider, Germany, Aircraft, Motor Glider, World War II, Gliding, Aircraft
This short silent educational film shows activities of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD), a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German economy, militarize the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labor service, divided into separate sections for men and women. In some ways it could be compared to FDR's New Deal organizations such as the... Topics: Reichsarbeitsdienst, Labor Service, World War II, Germany, Deutsch
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio. In this episode of Air Power "The Early days" Narrated by Eddie Rickenbacker, former World War 1 ace, now Eastern Airlines executive and commentator Walter Cronkite. With the use of still pictures and films, they trace the... Topics: Air Power, CBS, World War II, Aircraft, Wright Brothers, Airplane
Created in 1933 by the newly-ascendant Adolph Hitler, "Deutschland Erwacht!" is a recounting of life in Germany after WWI and up until the handover of power from Hindenburg to Hitler in 1933. As a work of propaganda, the film vividly shows the turbulent, inflationary times that followed World War I and attempts to show how Hitler's Germany will be a powerful nation. This version of the film is silent with title cards. In addition to the film, other souvenirs were created with... Topics: Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler, Documentary
This short silent German educational film shows an artillery battery being put into position by Wehrmacht forces. Interestingly the battery force has mounted troops, typical of the German Army which while heavily mechanized used horses for many important tasks. Once a position is scouted, troops emplace the gun and begin the work of camouflaging the position, while other soldiers work to obtain firing data and sighting. The artillery piece shown may be the 7.5 cm Feld Kanone 16 neuer... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Artillery, Artillery Baterry, World war II, Wehrmacht, germany
Created during World War II, "The Aftermath of War Production" was created to educate the American public and government officials about the potential financial disaster that might occur after the end of WWII, when millions of surplus goods might be dumped on the market, and when millions of people might be put out of work through the cancellation of contracts. According to the film military surplus is an inevitability, but financial disaster and depression is preventable. Film... Topics: home Front, World War II, Aftermath Of World War II, Military Surplus, Economics, Military Supply,...
U.S. Coast Guard Report Number 7, "Coast Guard on Foreign Shores", shows the role the Coast Guard played in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many... Topics: United States Coast guard, World War II, U.S. navy
"...Atlantis Submarines has made it possible to dive 150 feet beneath Hawaii's turquoise sea and view first hand the incredible marine life that inhabit our warm tropical waters....' Topics: vhs, World War II Navy Tanker, "Hobbit Hilton" Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This WWII aircraft identification film shows the German Ju-52 transport aircraft, one of the Luftwaffe's most important troop carriers. This film was intended to be used by pilots and also anti-aircraft artillery crews, aircraft spotters and air raid wardens. Animated segments of the film were likely created by either the Walt Disney or Warner Bros. animation studios as part of their contribution to the war effort. The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron... Topics: JU-52, Junkers Ju 52, Aircraft, World War II, Luftwaffe
Produced in 1945, "Hannibal Victory" documents the activities of the World War II Victory Ship S.S. Hannibal Victory, named after Mark Twain’s Mississippi River hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Departing from San Francisco, the ship carries a cargo of eight steam locomotive engines and cars across the Pacific to the Philippines. The crew’s daily routines are portrayed along with occasional threats by Japanese vessels. During World War II, 534 "Victory ships" were... Topics: World War, World War II, Hannibal, victory Ship
Released in June, 1941 just before the Pearl Harbor attack, SALT WATER DAFFY is a classic Walter Lantz cartoon and the last to feature the "Punchy" character (who also appeared in Slaphappy Valley, Recruiting Daze, and Syncopated Sioux). In this hilarious send-up of Navy life, a narrator explains how recruits are trained on land and sea. Men get a physical, undergo basic training, do duties on board ship for gunnery practice, clean the decks, and prepare for battle. Lots of gags... Topics: periscope Film, Stock Footage, Walter Lantz, World War II, Cartoon
Created in the 1930s, this German newsreel shows the "expansion of Germany" under Adolf Hitler including the seizure of the Sudentenland. German troops are shown being welcomed into the area, along with Hitler himself who arrives in a large open car to a hero's welcome. Also shown is Mahren also known as Moravia. Following the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Moravia became part of Czechoslovakia. As one of the five lands of Czechoslovakia, it had restricted... Topics: Adolf Hitler, World war II, Kreigsmarine, Sudetenland, Moravia, Nazi Germany, World War II,...
PREFLIGHT RADIO INSPECTION FOR FIGHTER AIRCRAFT is a WWII film made for newbie Army Air Force Radio Mechanics. The film shows a P-47 Thunderbolt's SCR274 radio being checked out on the ground, part of the routine pre-flight for any fighter aircraft. What's really interesting about it, is that the film really goes into great detail on the inspection including showing the various forms that would be filled in during a check, and the entire process by which planes were approved for flight by... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Fighter Aircraft, World War Ii, Aircraft, Radio, Republic P-47...
Made in 1943 for the U.S. Navy, DAMAGE CONTROL IV shows the use of the Rescue Breathing Apparatus during firefighting operations aboard ships. Shown is the Navy Oxygen Breathing Rescue Apparatus, Type A-1, a self-contained, closed-circuit device. Oxygen, generated by chemicals in a canister, flowed to the right-hand section of the breathing bag, where it mixed with air previously passed through the canister, then to the left-hand breathing bag and on through the inhalation tube into the... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Navy, World War II, Fire Fighting, Fire, Training
This episode of "The Big Picture", part of the Army in Action WWII series, is entitled "The Spreading Holocaust". It features the story of the military events of 1941 and 1942, with the Axis triumphant on all fronts including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German drive across North Africa and deep into Russia, and the Japanese assault on China, the Philippines and British possessions in Asia including Singapore. The siege of Bataan is shown, and the... Topics: Baatan Death March, World War II, Philippines, Germany, Wehrmacht, The Holocaust
Probably produced by the Canadian government as part of their outreach to French speaking citizens during WWII, this 1943-44 newsreel (a French version of an English original) features various segments. Predominately about supply, logistics and transportation, this film shows railroads, aircraft and trucks delivering war material to distant front lines in China, Europe, and Africa. At the 30 second mark, P-39 Airacobras are seen being turned over to the Russians. At the 1 minute mark, German... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, French, WWII, World War II, Schwienfurt, P-39
Hastily created immediately after Pearl Harbor, DEMOCRACY IN ACTION was released by the Department of Agriculture to encourage greater productivity in the nation's farm belt. The movie describes how the last two years have set productivity records for United States agriculture, but that more work is needed given the desperate demands of the looming conflict. From cotton (4:25) used to make uniforms and bandages, to meat and grain used to feed troops or the tobacco the troops smoke, the film... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Agriculture, Cattle, Tabacco, Tabacco, Dairy Industry, World War II
This World War II film celebrates International Harvester's contribution to the war effort, producing vehicles for the Army. The International Harvester Company (abbreviated first IHC and later IH) was a U.S. manufacturer of agricultural machinery, construction equipment, trucks, and household and commercial products. In 1902, J.P. Morgan merged the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company, along with three smaller agricultural equipment firms, to form International... Topics: International Harvest, World War II, Tractor, Halftrack, WWII, Prime Mover, Agriculture, Farm...
Attack! The Battle of New Britain is a documentary/propaganda film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1944, depicting events in 1943.. It details, as its name implies, the New Britain campaign, which was part of the New Guinea and Solomon Islands Campaigns during World War II. The film follows a rather standard format: it is a chronological narrative of the campaign from the arrival of the soldiers in New Guinea to their capture of most of the island. Opening with travelers book pictures of... Topics: Stock footage, periscope Film, World War II, New Britain Campaign, War Department, Douglas...
Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "The U.S. and the Philippines" looks at the relations between the United... Topics: Corregidor Island, December 7, Bataan Death March, World War II, Pacific Campaign, Philippines
Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens. These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting. During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times. The American wardens traced their origins to Britain. During the early stages of World War II, the Air... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Film, World War II, Blackout, United States Of America
This WWII War Bond film, titled simply "EVERY WAR BOND KILLS A JAP!", was made to encourage the purchase of bonds and stamps in support of the war effort. The film contains startling images of Japanese war atrocities, including images of Chinese babies being thrown onto bayonets, the burying of human beings alive, the Nanking massacre, and wanton killing of civilians. Justice for the soldiers of Japan is needed, and the film makes clear that the only way that these crimes will be... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Massacre, War Crime, China, World War II
Made in 1942 by the British Ministry of Information, BIRTH OF A TANK shows the assembly of a Valentine Tank as part of the war effort. The Tank, Infantry, Mk III, Valentine was an infantry tank produced in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. More than 8,000 of the type were produced in eleven marks, plus various specialised variants, accounting for approximately a quarter of wartime British tank production. The many variants included riveted and welded construction, petrol and... Topics: Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Tank, Propaganda, Valentine Tank, World War II, Film
Made in 1946, "G.I.s in Switzerland" shows a post-WWII program in which American G.I.s and servicewomen are taken to Switzerland for rest & relaxation in a nation not affected by the devastation of the war. The film was made by Hermann Haller and David Wechsler, most likely as a propaganda effort on behalf of the nation of Switzerland. The Swiss endured criticism during the war for their neutral stance and were viewed in some quarters as Nazi collaborators who benefitted from... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Lucerne, geneva, Switzerland, United States Army, World War Ii
Produced by the governments of the USA and Britain, "Eve of Battle" is a photographic record of the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they embarked upon the D-Day landings in Occupied France. Starts with amazing footage of German bunkers and coastal installations, and shows the formation of the gigantic invasion force with its multi-national components. The film concludes with vivid footage of June 6, 1944 and the invasion force arriving on the beaches. This film is part of the... Topics: World War, Invasion, Newsreel, World War II, Normadny Landings, English Channel
Filmed in Dresden, Germany in the 1930s, this educational film was intended to show children the importance of saving money -- in this case to buy a bicycle. The film has some interesting images of Dresden prior to WWII, and has images of children in the uniforms of the Hitler Youth. The Hitler Youth was the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922. From 1933 until 1945, it was the sole official youth organization in Germany and was partially a... Topics: Hitler's Youth, Film, World War II, Nazi's, Aryan Supermen, NSRBL, De Facto
This silent film footage comes from a U.S. Navy fighter aircraft in the Pacific Theater in WWII. It was shot by a 16mm "gun camera" linked to the aircraft's guns, to record the pilot's attacks. It would have been reviewed by intelligence and the pilot's commander, to both verify hits on enemy targets and assess gunnery skills. Visible in the footage at the 12 second mark, is a beach with Japanese emplacements. White dots seen below are likely flak tracer being shot at the... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Footage, United States Navy, Strafing, World War II, War, Gun Camera
Part of the U.S. Army-Navy Screen Magazine, "The Sergeant Shows 'Em How" shows how Master Sgt. Arto Monaco received the Legion of Merit for his innovative work training U.S. troops. As seen in the film, Monaco and the U.S. Army Bureau of Ordnance repurposed an old movie set to create a replica of a German village, so that troops could be trained in urban warfare. In an Ordnance Training Center in Santa Anita, California, Monaco had a large number of training aids created out of... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Army, German Village, World War II, Arto Monaco, War
This episode of "The Big Picture" TV show, one of the "Army in Action" series, is titled "Global War". It presents events during WWII in 1943 including Allied assault on Sicily, landings in New Guinea, new offensives in Russia, the drive up the Italian mainland to Rome, and assaults in the Pacific Islands. Highlights include: The Ploesti oil refinery raid is seen at the 6 minute mark. The Munda Airfield on New Georgia are seen at 8 minutes. Soviet forces... Topics: World War II, WWII, Sicily, 1943, ploesti Raid, United States Army, Messina
Produced by the governments of the USA and Britain, "Eve of Battle" is a photographic record of the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they embarked upon the D-Day landings in Occupied France. Starts with amazing footage of German bunkers and coastal installations, and shows the formation of the gigantic invasion force with its multi-national components. The film concludes with vivid footage of June 6, 1944 and the invasion force arriving on the beaches. This film is part of the... Topics: World War, Invasion, Newsreel, World War II, Normandy Landing, England Channel
Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It starred Walter Cronkite as the narrator and featured a musical score by Norman Dello Joio In this episode of Air Power "Superfort" Documents the U.S. Marine capture of Iwo Jima, and the use of the island as an American base from which the B-29 strategic bombers could operate. This island, half-way between the Marianas... Topics: US Marines, Air Power, Superfort, Iwo Jima, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, World War II
This 1946 color travelogue of Washington, D.C. was (judging from the lack of traffic) shot during WWII and released in 1946 by the Byron organization. Created by the Greater National Capital Committee of the Washington Board of Trade, INVITATION TO THE NATION shows the many tourist sights of the District of Columbia and its environs, including Mount Vernon. Some of the iconic places in the film include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknown... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Washington, Trolley Cars, Washington D.C.
Prepared by the British and then released by the U.S. Army Air Force's Aeronautical Lab at Wright Field, this film shows two German weapons developments: a nitric acid rocket motor, a German armor piercing bomb and a spherical bouncing bomb with rocket assist motor. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States, Army Air Force, Air Force, Nazi's, World War II
Made in 1943 and produced by famed filmmaker Graham McInnes for the National Film Board and the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS is a typical industrial incentive film from WWII. The film shows the gigantic agricultural and industrial capacity of Canada, and describes how production (including steel, cattle, meat and grain products, munitions and more) must be increased for the war effort -- nearly 25% according to the needs described by the narrator. At the same time... Topics: World War II, Battle Of The Atlantic, Munitions, Propaganda Film, Vancouver, Toronto, Agriculture,...